“When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.
When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.
When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.”—Haim G. Ginott (child psychologist and psycotherapist)
“We humans are a silly brigade; capable of great acts of transcendence and kindness in one moment, extreme pettiness and callousness in the next. In the same lifetime, the same day, in us at both times our dispositional pendulum swings. My most recent writing has been upon the subject of empathy, personal responsibility, and how we ought to care about what we choose to support with our consumer dollars, and yet caring is the silliest part, because even I – the exhorter – am still capable of extraordinary indifference to rival those of most shallow spirit; and even if one is to care, it isn’t always clear that we can put our values into play in a meaningful sense due to the conditions of human understanding and ability. If this be our desire, is satisfaction and salvation possible?”—Ross Kenyon
Where is the devil that bleeds me till I’m alive again? I have missed my loathsome friend, who purges words out of my bosom, milk for his little demon, the offspring of unplanned intoxication, return, dear beloved make me woman again for I have lost compulsion to give, to touch, to bleed, to wander where your tongue alone leads me to a most desired death
“Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.”—George Carlin